Operations Intern - Oil Refinery

Date:  Nov 11, 2023

Salisbury, MD, US, 21801

Req ID:  70252
Job Function:  College Recruitment (Interns/OMTS/LMTS)

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into its second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


Come join the team at Perdue AgriBusiness for Summer 2024!


Perdue AgriBusiness (PAB) is one of the two operating divisions of Perdue Farms. Our company portfolio generates over $6.5 billion in sales and we are among the nation’s Top 10-grain companies with a global reach through our domestic and international export operations including organic grains.  We also operate four soybean processing facilities, an edible oil refinery and specialty feed ingredients manufacturing. 


We are actively seeking a hardworking, energetic, self-starter to join our team in Salisbury, MD as an Oil Refinery Operations Intern. Perdue's 10-week Summer Internship program is designed to combine knowledge learned in the classroom with meaningful, real-world experiences by providing an introduction to college students seeking a career in agriculture with an understanding of the business, safety, and environmental requirements to manage and operate an agricultural business. 


The Oil Refinery Operations Intern will be responsible for the day-to-day assistance in the supervision of oil refinery operators to achieve required production and quality standards in a safe, efficient, and effective manner, and assisting in promoting and maintaining positive working relationships within the group. The internship will be tailored to the interests of the intern and experience level to maximize the learning experience. The intern will be fully immersed and actively participate in all aspects of business in an operational facility.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop an understanding of the agricultural business processes
  • Develop an understanding of the OSHA safety processes and requirements of an agricultural business
  • Develop an understanding of the Local, State, and Federal environmental processes and requirements of an agricultural business
  • To perform assigned research and project work related to an agricultural business
  • To perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor and the assigned mentors

Minimum Education

  • Junior or Senior currently pursuing a Bachelors degree in AgriBusiness, Business, Agriculture, Ag Economics, Chemical Engineering or related field  
  • 3.0 GPA or higher

Experience Requirements

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to work well within a team setting, as well as independently
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to motivate in a team atmosphere

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Climbing vertical heights (0 - 150')
  • Carrying tools and equipment (0-50 pounds)
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures (0-100 Degrees Fahrenheit), humidity, (0 - 100%) noise (50db to 100db), and chemicals (MSDS sheets available)
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Must be able to wear protective equipment


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury